BIODIVERSA 2018 CALL ON "BIODIVERSITY AND ITS INFLUENCE ON ANIMAL, HUMAN AND PLAN HEALTH"

 
BIODIVERSA 2018 CALL ON "BIODIVERSITY AND ITS INFLUENCE ON ANIMAL, HUMAN AND PLAN HEALTH"
BiodivERsA 2018 CALL on
  “biodiversity and its
  influence on animal,
human and plan health”
BIODIVERSA 2018 CALL ON "BIODIVERSITY AND ITS INFLUENCE ON ANIMAL, HUMAN AND PLAN HEALTH"
Table of Content
Country: Austria ................................................................................................................ 3
Country: Belgium (Federal) ................................................................................................ 8
Country: Belgium (Wallonia) ........................................................................................... 13
Country: Belgium (Flanders) ............................................................................................ 15
Country: Bulgaria ............................................................................................................ 19
Country: Estonia.............................................................................................................. 22
Country: France ............................................................................................................... 23
Country: Guadeloupe ...................................................................................................... 26
Country: Germany ........................................................................................................... 29
Country: Ireland .............................................................................................................. 36
Country: Lithuania .......................................................................................................... 39
Country: Poland .............................................................................................................. 42
Country: Romania ........................................................................................................... 46
Country: Slovakia ............................................................................................................ 50
Country: Switzerland ....................................................................................................... 53

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Country: Austria
Funding Organisation:
FWF Austrian Science Fund

CONCERNED ACTIONS: Action A & Action B

Who is addressed by this information?

This document contains information on specific requirements for Partners applying for FWF
funding.

!! Please note that it is mandatory to follow the requirements described below. To make sure
that all requirements are met and to receive latest information, please contact your
respective funding organisation contact point !!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

In addition to the application at the call secretariat administrative data (in accordance with
the FWF guidelines for stand-alone projects) must be submitted online to the FWF at
https://elane.fwf.ac.at/
This is required already at the pre-registration stage via the programme category “IK –
International Projects (preproposal, deadline 16. November 2018)”.
For the full proposal stage applicants must choose the programme category “I –
International Projects”, Deadline 8. February 2019. Both steps are mandatory.
For submissions to be valid, the cover sheet generated at the end of the online submission
process must be printed out and signed. It can then either be sent to the FWF by
conventional mail (FWF, Sensengasse 1, 1090 Vienna) or scanned in, given a digital signature
and sent to the FWF (office@fwf.ac.at) as an e-mail attachment.

Please note that the number of ongoing/approved projects in which one researcher can
serve as principal investigator is limited to three in the Stand-Alone Projects Programme,
International Programmes, Clinical Research and Arts-Based Research Programmes.
Information on the limit of the number of ongoing/approved projects and thus the limit of
applications that can be submitted can be found at

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https://www.fwf.ac.at/fileadmin/files/Dokumente/Antragstellung/project_number_limit.pdf
For information on submitting an application from abroad see the FWF Website at
https://www.fwf.ac.at/en/research-funding/applications-from-abroad/
The applicant's qualifications to carry out the research work should be demonstrated by
publications in internationally recognised journals (the number of which should correspond
to the stage the applicant has reached in his/her career). The following criteria are decisive
in the assessment of the applicant's research qualifications and determine whether a review
procedure is initiated:

   •   Number of publications: The applicant's number of publications should correspond to
       his/her career to date; however, each applicant must have at least two publications
       in the five years prior to submission of the application.
   •   Independence: The applicant's independent contribution to the publication should
       be visible. For example, at least one publication listing the applicant as the first
       author is required in the Life Sciences category.
   •   Peer review: All the publications listed (or more than half in the case of the
       humanities) must have been subjected to a quality assurance procedure in line with
       high international standards, normally meaning that the journals should be listed in
       the Web of Science, Scopus or the

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). In the case of journals not listed in those
databases, or monographs, edited volumes or contributions therein, or other publication
types, the peer-review procedure must be documented on the publisher’s website to which
the applicant should provide a link. In the case of monographs, edited volumes or
contributions therein, or other publication types where the policy is not documented on the
publisher’s website, or journals not listed in the Web of Science, Scopus or the Directory of
Open Access Journals (DOAJ) the onus is on the applicant to provide evidence of the outlet’s
quality assurance policies.
  International publications: In the natural sciences, life sciences and social sciences, the
majority of the applicant's publications listed must be in English.
Where one or more of the above conditions are not met, the applicant must make a case for
exemption to the rule which will then be considered by the FWF Executive Board.
Principal investigators must mention the ORCID persistent digital identifiers
(http://orcid.org/ ) in the application forms.

CONTACT

 Funding         FWF Austrian Science Fund
 Organisation    www.fwf.ac.at
 Contribution    1,000,000€
 to the Call
 Link to the     http://www.fwf.ac.at/en/about-the-fwf/international-
 page of the     activities/multilateral-activities/biodiversa/
 call
 Funding         Iris FORTMANN
 Organisation    Program Manager

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Contact          +43/1-505 67 40-8211
 Point(s)         iris.fortmann@fwf.ac.at

RULES FOR APPLICATION IN BOTH ACTIONS (Action A and B)

 Are the applicants allowed to submit Yes
 proposals under both actions?
 Comments / additional information    n/a

ELIGIBILITY

 Eligible Institutions/Persons              Individual researcher or teams of researchers,
 (incl. industry and funding rates)         working in any kind of non-profit organisation: e.g.
                                            University
                                            University hospital
                                            Non-university research institute

                                            Please refer also to the general FWF Funding
                                            Guidelines:
                                            http://www.fwf.ac.at/fileadmin/files/Dokumente/
                                            Antragstellung/Einzelprojekte/p_application-
                                            guidelines.pdf

                                            available on:
                                            http://www.fwf.ac.at/en/research-
                                            funding/application/international-
                                            programmes/joint-projects-era-nets/
 Eligible themes environment                No restrictions
 Additional specific rules                  Please note that starting on August 1, 2018, the
                                            number of ongoing/approved/submitted projects in
                                            which one researcher can serve as principal
                                            investigator will be limited to three in the Stand-Alone
                                            Projects Programme, International Programmes
                                            (including ERA-Net projects!), Clinical Research and
                                            Arts-Based Research Programmes. Principal
                                            investigators who already have three
                                            ongoing/approved/submitted projects will not be
                                            permitted to submit another application within those
                                            programmes until 12 months before the end of one of
                                            their ongoing projects. You are strongly advised to
                                            contact the national representative in case you may be
                                            affected by this regulation.

BUDGET

 Minimum and/or maximum requested The FWF anticipates funding of four projects, given the
 budget per Partner and/or per Project maximum commitment of 1,000,000€.

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Eligible Personnel costs               The application should include all persons, in addition
(permanent/temporary)                  to the staff already available, who will be required for
                                       work exclusively on the proposed project.
                                       The available legal categories of employment are
                                       contracts of employment for full-time or part-time
                                       employees (DV) and reimbursement for work on an
                                       hourly basis (GB). In addition, a part-time contract of
                                       employment (50% contract of employment for student
                                       assistants) may be requested for researchers who have
                                       not yet completed a master’s or diploma (Diplom)
                                       degree programme in the relevant subject area.
                                       The current FWF salary scale
                                       (http://www.fwf.ac.at/en/research-funding/personnel-
                                       costs/ ) indicates the salaries that may be requested.
                                       The FWF grants an annual salary adjustment to
                                       compensate for inflation; this is applied automatically
                                       to all contracts of employment in stand-alone projects
                                       that are valid when the adjustment takes effect.
Should VAT be included in budget       Yes
figures for your country?
 Should any other costs/expenses be    For scientists funded by the FWF, the funding is limited
excluded?                              to “project-specific costs, i.e. personnel and non-
                                       personnel costs that are essential to carry out the
                                       project and that go beyond the resources made
                                       available from the research institution’s infrastructure,
                                       according to the general FWF Funding Guidelines
                                       published at
                                       http://www.fwf.ac.at/fileadmin/files/Dokumente/Antr
                                       agstellung/Einzelprojekte/p_application-guidelines.pdf.
                                       The FWF does not finance infrastructure or basic
                                       equipment at research institutions. Overheads may not
                                       be requested. Subcontracts must be well justified, i.e.
                                       must represent the only or the most economical way to
                                       have the work performed, please contact the FWF
                                       directly for clarification of individual cases
Subcontracting rules                   To EU countries: Yes

                                       To Non-EU countries: Yes

                                       Subcontracting special tasks (i.e. IT services, etc): Yes
                                       Independent contracts for work and services (costs for
                                       work of clearly defined scope and content
                                       commissioned to individuals, provided that it is
                                       scientifically justifiable and economical).
                                       Please contact NCP
Should VAT be included in the budget   Yes
figures provided for FWF?

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OTHER

Minimum and/or maximum project duration: max 36 months

National Official paperwork to complete and sign (including addresses where to send them)

The submission must be made online at https://elane.fwf.ac.at:

In order to submit applications online, users are first required to register at the address shown
above. All of the necessary forms must then be filled out online; additional files such as the
free-form application, etc. can be uploaded. For additional information, please see the user's
manual available at the address shown above.

Once the application has been completed, a PDF cover sheet can be generated. This cover
sheet must be signed, stamped, and sent to the FWF by conventional mail. The application is
not officially considered to be "submitted" until the FWF receives the cover sheet.
Alternatively, the signed/stamped cover sheet can be scanned in, signed using the applicant's
qualified electronic signature and sent to the FWF by e-mail (office@fwf.ac.at ). Please note
that a signed/stamped version of the cover sheet without a qualified electronic signature will
not suffice!

Further comments

n/a

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Country: Belgium (Federal)
Funding Organisation: BELSPO

CONCERNED ACTIONS: Action A & Action B

Who is addressed by this information?

This document contains information on specific requirements for Partners applying for BelSPO
funding.

!! Please note that it is mandatory to follow the requirements described below. To make sure
that all requirements are met and to receive latest information, please contact your
respective funding organisation contact point !!

RULES FOR APPLICATION IN BOTH ACTIONS (Action A and B)

 Are the applicants allowed to submit    Yes but only if they belong to the Federal
 proposals under both actions            Scientific Institutions listed below
                                         1. National Archives and State Archives in the
                                         Provinces (ARA-AGR)
                                         2. Royal Library of Belgium (KBR)
                                         3. Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy (BIRA-IASB)
                                         4. Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS)
                                         5. Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK-IRPA)
                                         6. Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgium (RMI)
                                         7. Royal Museum for Central Africa (RMCA)
                                         8. Royal Museums of Art and History (RMAH)
                                         9. Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium (RMFAB)
                                         10. Royal Observatory of Belgium (ROB)
                                         11. Scientific Institute of Public Health (IPH)
                                         12. Veterinary and Agrochemical Research Centre
                                         (VAR)
                                         13. National Institute of Criminalistics and Criminology
                                         (NCIC)
                                         14. Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and Military
                                         History (MRA)
 Comments / additional information       n/a

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FUNDING RULES FOR ACTION A
CONTACT

 Funding Organisation                  Belgian Science Policy Office
                                       BELSPO
                                       www.belspo.be
 Contribution to the Call              150k€
 Link to the page of the call          Soon available…
 Funding Organisation Contact Point(s) Aline van der Werf
                                       Programme manager
                                       Belspo
                                       +32 (0)2 23 83 671
                                       vdwe@belspo.be

ELIGIBILITY

 Eligible Institutions/Persons                  Action A is open to Federal Scientific
 (incl. industry and funding rates)             Institutions only

 Eligible themes environment                    No restrictions
 Additional specific rules                      n/a

BUDGET

 Minimum and/or maximum requested               Max 150,000€ per project
 budget per Partner and/or per Project
 Eligible Personnel costs                       Temporary personnel.
 (permanent/temporary)                          BELSPO prefers staff to be hired under a labour
                                                contract but accepts tax-free scholarships.

 Should VAT be included in budget figures       Yes
 for your country?
  Should any other costs/expenses be            Two types of operational costs are eligible:
 excluded?                                      - General operating costs. The total amount
                                                   of these operational costs is set at a flat rate
                                                   of 15% maximum of the staff budget if
                                                   applicant is coordinator of a consortium and
                                                   10% maximum of the staff budget for a
                                                   partner.

                                                -     Specific operating costs (invoices will be
                                                      required):
                                                      o Equipment       cost:     Purchase   and
                                                         installation of scientific and technical
                                                         apparatus and instruments, including
                                                         computer hardware. Equipment needs to

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be purchased in the first half of the
                                                       project.

                                                Overheads: may not exceed 5% of the total staff
                                                and operating costs.
 Subcontracting rules                           To EU countries: No

                                                To Non-EU countries: Possibility to fund
                                                international partners through sub-contracting.
                                                Budget requested may not exceed 20% of the
                                                total proposal’s budget and only covers staff and
                                                operating costs (general and specific).

                                                Subcontracting special tasks : only to Belgian
                                                partners.
                                                The amount may not exceed 25% of the total
                                                budget allocated to the applicant concerned.
 Should VAT be included in the budget           YES
 figures provided for BELSPO

OTHER

Minimum and/or maximum project duration: 3 years max

National Official paperwork to complete and sign (including addresses where to send
them)

No official paperwork and/or supporting information are requested by ANR before the
submission deadline.

Further comments

n/a

FUNDING RULES FOR ACTION B
CONTACT

 Funding Organisation                  Belgian Science Policy Office
                                       BELSPO
                                       www.belspo.be
 Contribution to the Call              250 k€ - 300k€
 Link to the page of the call          Coming soon…
 Funding Organisation Contact Point(s) Aline van der Werf
                                       Programme manager
                                       Belspo
                                       +32 (0)2 23 83 671
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vdwe@belspo.be

ELIGIBILITY

 Eligible Institutions/Persons           Action B is open to the Belgian university
 (incl. industry and funding rates)      institutions, university colleges, public scientific
                                         institutions, non-profit research centres
                                         belonging to the list below:
                                         http://www.belspo.be/belspo/fisc/wi_list_nl.stm
                                         (Dutch)
                                         http://www.belspo.be/belspo/fisc/wi_list_fr.stm
                                         (French)
                                         The private sector is not eligible
 Eligible themes environmentt            No restrictions
 Additional specific rules               n/a

BUDGET

 Minimum and/or maximum requested                Max 150,000€ per project
 budget per Partner and/or per Project
 Eligible Personnel costs                        Temporary personnel.
 (permanent/temporary)                           BELSPO prefers staff to be hired under a labour
                                                 contract but accepts tax-free scholarships.
 Should VAT be included in budget figures        Yes
 for your country?
  Should any other costs/expenses be             Two types of operational costs are eligible:
 excluded?                                       - General operating costs. The total amount
                                                    of these operational costs is set at a flat rate
                                                    of 15% maximum of the staff budget if
                                                    applicant is coordinator of a consortium and
                                                    10% maximum of the staff budget for a
                                                    partner.
                                                 - Specific operating costs (invoices will be
                                                    required):
                                                    o Equipment        cost:     Purchase       and
                                                        installation of scientific and technical
                                                        apparatus and instruments, including
                                                        computer hardware. Equipment needs to
                                                        be purchased in the first half of the
                                                        project.

                                                 Overheads: may not exceed 5% of the total staff
                                                 and operating costs.

 Subcontracting rules                            To EU countries: No

                                                 To Non-EU countries: Possibility to fund
                                                 international partners through sub-contracting.
                                                 Budget requested may not exceed 20% of the

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total proposal’s budget and only covers staff and
                                                operating costs (general and specific).

                                                Subcontracting special tasks: only to Belgian
                                                partners.
                                                The amount may not exceed 25% of the total
                                                budget allocated to the applicant concerned.
 Should VAT be included in the budget           YES
 figures provided for BELSPO

OTHER

Minimum and/or maximum project duration: 3 years max

National Official paperwork to complete and sign (including addresses where to send
them)

No official paperwork and/or supporting information are requested by ANR before the
submission deadline.

Further comments

n/a

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Country: Belgium (Wallonia)
Funding Organisation: F.R.S.-FNRS

CONCERNED ACTIONS: Action A
The F.R.S.-FNRS only funds projects submitted under action ‘A’, to support classic
(collaborative) transnational research projects.

Who is addressed by this information?

This document contains information on specific requirements for Partners applying for Fonds
de la Recherche Scientifique – FNRS (F.R.S.-FNRS) funding.

!! Please note that it is mandatory to follow the requirements described below. To make sure
that all requirements are met and to receive latest information, please contact your
respective funding organisation contact point !!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

Applicants must provide basic administrative data by submitting an administrative application
to the F.R.S._FNRS on Semaphore for the same deadline as the consortium application is
submitted. Please select the “PINT-MULTI” funding instrument when creating the
administrative application. Proposals invited to the second stage will be able to complete the
pre-proposal form and provide information for the full proposal upon validation by the F.R.S.-
FNRS.

CONTACT

 Funding Organisation                     Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique – FNRS (F.R.S.-
                                          FNRS)
                                          www.frs-fnrs.be
 Contribution to the Call                 200,000 euros
 Link to the page of the call             http://www.ncp.fnrs.be/index.php/appels/era-
                                          nets
 Funding Organisation Contact             Joël Groeneveld, F.R.S.-FNRS
 Point(s)                                 +32 2 504 92 70

ELIGIBILITY

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Eligible Institutions/Persons                    All eligibility rules and criteria can be
 (incl. industry and funding rates)               found in the PINT-MULTI regulations

 Eligible themes environment                      All themes and environment are eligible
 Additional specific rules                        N/A

BUDGET

 Maximum requested budget per Project             200,000 euros / per project
 Eligible Personnel costs                         All eligibility rules and criteria can be found
 (permanent/temporary)                            in the PINT-MULTI regulations
 Should VAT be included in budget figures         Yes
 for your country?
  Should any other costs/expenses be              “Overhead” is not an eligible cost. If the
 excluded?                                        project is selected for funding, these costs
                                                  will be subject to a separate agreement
                                                  between the institution of the beneficiary
                                                  and the F.R.S.-FNRS.
 Subcontracting rules                             All eligibility rules and criteria can be found
                                                  in the PINT-MULTI regulations
 Should VAT be included in the budget             Yes
 figures provided for F.R.S.-FNRS

OTHER

Minimum and/or maximum project duration: 36 months

National Official paperwork to complete and sign

Applicants must provide basic administrative data by submitting an administrative application
to the F.R.S._FNRS on Semaphore for the same deadline as the consortium application is
submitted. Please select the “PINT-MULTI” funding instrument when creating the
administrative application. Proposals invited to the second stage will be able to complete the
pre-proposal form and provide information for the full proposal upon validation by the F.R.S.-
FNRS.

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Country: Belgium (Flanders)
Funding Organisation: The Research
Foundation – Flanders (FWO)

CONCERNED ACTIONS: Action A
The FWO only funds projects submitted under action ‘A’, to support classic (collaborative)
transnational research projects.

Who is addressed by this information?

This document contains information on specific requirements for Partners applying for FWO
funding.

!! Please note that it is mandatory to follow the requirements described below. To make sure
that all requirements are met and to receive latest information, please contact your
respective funding organisation contact point !!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

FWO’s participation is restricted to ‘fundamental‘ research only. Research teams requesting
funding to FWO are thus required to be in charge of aspects of the project related to
fundamental research.

CONTACT

 Funding Organisation                     The Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
                                          Egmontstraat 5, 1000 Brussels
                                          Belgium

                                          www.fwo.be

 Contribution to the Call                 200,000 EUR
 Link to the page of the call             http://www.fwo.be/nl/mandaten-
                                          financiering/europese-programmas/era-
                                          net/oproepen/
 Funding Organisation Contact             Dr. Alain Deleener
 Point(s)                                 Policy Advisor Strategic Research Programmes

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Toon Monbaliu
                                 Advisor Research Affairs

                                 Tel. +32 2 550 15 70
                                 E-mail : eranet@fwo.be

ELIGIBILITY

 Eligible Institutions/Persons        In order to be eligible for FWO-funding,
                                      researchers have to comply with Article 9 of
                                      the research project regulations.

                                      Only ‘academia’ are fundable; in essence this
                                      comes down to holding an eligible ‘ZAP-
                                      position’ at a Flemish, eligible main host
                                      institution.
 Eligible themes/environment          All topics and environments are eligible.
 Additional specific rules            The FWO is participating with its
                                      fundamental programme only, which
                                      implies that the emphasis must lie on this
                                      type of research.

                                      A researcher can be included/participate in
                                      two different consortia/projects in this call,
                                      conform article 5 of the research project
                                      regulations.

                                      It is consequently strongly advised to
                                      contact the FWO administration, before
                                      submission, in order to verify the
                                      researchers‘ eligibility and avoid the
                                      ineligibility    of      the    project-
                                      proposal/consortium as a whole.

                                      Additionally, we encourage researchers to
                                      inform their host institution (research
                                      coordination units (DOCs)) about their
                                      participation, for administrative purposes.

                                      More information about ERA-NET and FWO
                                      can be consulted online, on the FWO-
                                      website.

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BUDGET

Minimum and/or maximum requested         200,000 EUR per project
budget per Partner and/or per Project
Eligible Personnel costs                 Funding money can be used for (temporary)
(permanent/temporary)                    staff. The minimal and maximal allowed
                                         funding amounts per cost category, as
                                         applicable for the regular FWO-projects, are
                                         not applicable for the projects funded by
                                         FWO in ERA-NET.

                                         Permanent staff cannot be appointed on
                                         FWO budget.
Should any other costs/expenses be       Funding money can be used consumables
included / excluded?                     (incl. travelling) and equipment. The minimal
                                         and maximal allowed funding amounts per
                                         cost category, as applicable for the regular
                                         FWO-projects, are not applicable for the
                                         projects funded by FWO in ERA-NET.

                                         Overhead is not an eligible cost and should
                                         not be taken up in the budget table.
                                         Notwithstanding, the FWO pays the host
                                         institutions of a project directly 6% overhead
                                         on top of the funding amount.
Subcontracting rules                     To EU countries: Yes, but with limitations.
                                         E.g.:(trans)national funding of personnel,
                                         appointed at a non-Flemish host institution,
                                         is not possible, while certain services in turn
                                         are fundable. Contact the FWO-
                                         administration/contact point to verify the
                                         eligibility of a certain type of cost.

                                         To Non-EU countries: Yes, but with
                                         limitations. E.g.: transnational funding of
                                         personnel, appointed at a non-Flemish host
                                         institution, is not possible, while certain
                                         services in turn are fundable. Contact the
                                         FWO-administration/contact point to verify
                                         the eligibility of a certain type of cost.

                                         Subcontracting special tasks (i.e. IT services,
                                         etc): Yes, but with limitations. Contact the
                                         FWO-administration.
Should VAT be included in the budget     Yes
figures provided for the FWO?

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OTHER

Minimum and/or maximum project duration:

Contracts will, in principle, have a maximum duration of 3 years (36 months).

Further comments

For projects selected for funding: The FWO wishes to receive a copy of the consortium
agreement, which can still be provided after the project start date.

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Country: Bulgaria
Funding Organisation:
Bulgarian National Science Fund (BNSF)

CONCERNED ACTIONS: Action A & Action B

Who is addressed by this information?

This document contains information on specific requirements for Partners applying for BNSF
funding.
!! Please note that it is mandatory to follow the requirements described below. To make sure
that all requirements are met and to receive latest information, please contact your
respective funding organisation contact point !!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
Applicants under this procedure shall be directly responsible for the implementation of the
activities under the project proposal and shall not act as intermediaries, but they shall carry
out activities under the project proposal on their behalf and at their expense.
Applicants to this procedure must be entities:
    - Carrying out fundamental research studies; and
    - Whose activities are entirely of a non-profit nature; or
    - Whose activities are of both for-profit and not-for-profit nature, but these activities
         are clearly distinguished and their organization allows tracking of revenue and
         expenditures connected with their implementation, including by keeping analytical
         accounting. In the event that an applicant is involved in both for-profit and not-for-
         profit activities, the funding, expenditures and revenues shall be taken into account
         separately for each type of activity and on the basis of consistently applied principles
         of accounting of expenditures being justifiable.

CONTACT

 Funding Organisation                       Bulgarian National Science Fund (BNSF)
 Contribution to the Call                   Up to 450,000 euro
 Link to the page of the call               https://www.fni.bg/
 Funding Organisation Contact Point(s)      Milena Aleksandrova
                                            aleksandrova@mon.bg
                                            +359 884 171 363
                                            Al. Stamboliyski Blvd. 239B
                                            Sofia 1309

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RULES FOR APPLICATION IN BOTH ACTIONS (Action A and B)

 Are the applicants allowed to submit      Yes
 proposals under both actions?
 Comments / additional information         n/a

ELIGIBILITY

 Eligible Institutions/Persons        1)      Accredited universities as defined in Art.85
 (incl. industry and funding rates)   para.1, p. 7 of the Higher Education Act;
                                      2)      Research organizations as defined in Art. 47, para
                                      1 of the Higher Education Act.
                                      http://lll.mon.bg/uploaded_files/zkn_visseto_obr_01.03
                                      .2016_EN.pdf
 Eligible themes environment          No restrictions
 Additional specific rules            https://www.fni.bg/sites/default/files/competition/12_2016/
                                      ERA/FNI_International_Programs_2017_BG.pdf

BUDGET

 Minimum and/or maximum               Up to 150,000 euro per project
 requested budget per Partner
 and/or per Project
                                      Eligible costs are specified in “National requirements and
 Eligible Personnel costs             eligibility conditions” of Bulgarian National Science Fund
 (permanent/temporary)                available                                               at:
                                      https://www.fni.bg/sites/default/files/competition/12_2016/
                                      ERA/FNI_International_Programs_2017_BG.pdf

                                      https://www.fni.bg/sites/default/files/competition/07_2018/
                                      REG/REG_budget_2018.xlsx

 Should VAT be included in            No
 budget figures for your country?
  Should any other                     • costs for activities carried out before the date of entry
 costs/expenses be excluded?             into force of the grant contract under the current
                                         procedure;
                                       • costs that have already been funded or are fundable
                                         by other, confirmed sources;
                                       • costs made for the purchase of assets and / or
                                         performance of activities not directly related to the
                                         project proposal and the fundamental research
                                         planned in it;
                                       • tax costs, including refundable VAT;          within the
                                         contract duration

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• fine, sanction and penalty payments for events
                                         occurring within the contract duration;
                                      • costs for consulting services during the project
                                         proposal preparation stage;
                                      • costs depending on the use of local rather than
                                         imported goods;
                                      • all costs falling outside the scope of eligible costs of the
                                         procedure in the respective state.
 Subcontracting rules                Yes
                                     Specified in “National requirements and eligibility
                                     conditions” of Bulgarian National Science Fund available
                                     at:
                                     https://www.fni.bg/sites/default/files/competition/12_2016/
                                     ERA/FNI_International_Programs_2017_BG.pdf
 Should VAT be included in the       No
 budget figures provided for
 BNSF?

OTHER

Minimum and/or maximum project duration:

The project duration should be of 3 years.

National Official paperwork to complete and sign (including addresses where to send them)

Applicants have to submit an application form for national eligibility when submitting the
proposals. The formulier, entitled „Administrative description oft he project“ should be filled
in both Bulgarian and in English and signed. Application forms can be obtained at:
https://www.fni.bg/sites/default/files/competition/12_2016/ERA/FNI_International_Programs_2017
_BG.pdf

They have to be sent it back by post or in person to BNSF Registry Office before the deadline
of 1st stage proposal submission at the following address:

BNSF Registry Office
Blvd. Al. Stamboliiski 239; Entr.B
Sofia 1309

Further comments

N/A

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Country: Estonia
Funding Organisation: ETAG

Participation to be confirmed

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Country: France
Funding Organisation:
Agence Nationale de la Recherche

CONCERNED ACTIONS: Action A & Action B

Who is addressed by this information?

This document contains information on specific requirements for Partners applying for ANR
funding.

!! Please note that it is mandatory to follow the requirements described below. To make sure
that all requirements are met and to receive latest information, please contact your
respective funding organisation contact point !!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Provided below is a brief summary of the ANR guidelines for this
call. You should consult all details in the annexes available on ANR link on the page of the call
(including the document called “Modalités de participation pour les participants français”)
and the regulations concerning the conditions of allocation of ANR funding which can be
downloaded here (“Règlement Financier Applicable”: http://www.agence-nationale-
recherche.fr/RF)

For any help, you can also consult the “fiches pratiques” here: http://www.agence-
nationale-recherche.fr/financer-votre-projet/reglement-financier/

CONTACT

 Funding Organisation                      Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR),
                                           http://www.agence-nationale-recherche.fr/
 Contribution to the Call                  2,000,000.00€
 Link to the page of the call              http://www.agence-nationale-
                                           recherche.fr/financer-votre-projet/appels-
                                           ouverts/. Click on the link of the BiodivERsA Call.
 Funding Organisation Contact              Sophie GERMANN, Scientific project manager,
 Point(s)                                  +33 1 80 48 83 56,
                                           sophie.germann@agencerecherche.fr

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Maurice HERAL, Programme officer,
                                         maurice.heral@agencerecherche.fr

RULES FOR APPLICATION IN BOTH ACTIONS (Action A and B)

 Are the applicants allowed to submit Yes
 proposals under both actions?
 Comments / additional information    n/a

ELIGIBILITY

 Eligible Institutions/Persons                   - The consortium must include at least one
 (incl. industry and funding rates)              French partner in the research organization
                                                 category (such as university, EPST –
                                                 Scientific or Technical Public Institution,
                                                 EPIC – Industrial or Commercial Public
                                                 Institution).
                                                 - ANR funding is limited to project partners
                                                 residing in France, the associated
                                                 international laboratories (LIA) of French
                                                 research organizations and higher
                                                 education and research institutions, and
                                                 French institutions established abroad.
 Eligible themes/environment                     All
 Additional specific rules                       Please read very carefully the document
                                                 called “Modalités de participation pour les
                                                 participants français” (http://www.agence-
                                                 nationale-recherche.fr/financer-votre-
                                                 projet/appels-ouverts/. Click on the link of
                                                 BiodivERsA Forum Call)

BUDGET

 Minimum and/or maximum requested                -   Up to 250,000€ per project
 budget per Partner and/or per Project           -   Up to 300,000€ per project in the case
                                                     of a French coordination
                                                 - Min. of 15,000€ per partner
 Eligible Personnel costs                        Costs for permanent personnel are not
 (permanent/temporary)                           eligible for public research organizations.
                                                 Please read paragraph 3.1.1.a) of the
                                                 conditions of allocation of ANR funding
                                                 which can be consulted on the ANR website
                                                 (http://www.agence-nationale-
                                                 recherche.fr/RF)
 Should any other costs/expenses be              All regulations concerning the conditions of
 excluded?                                       allocation of ANR funding can be consulted

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on the ANR website (http://www.agence-
                                                nationale-recherche.fr/RF, read paragraph
                                                3.1.1 for the eligibility of costs. For
                                                overheads, see part 3.1.1.e)
 Subcontracting rules                           To EU countries: Yes

                                                To Non-EU countries: Yes

                                                Subcontracting special tasks (i.e. IT services,
                                                etc): Yes and No
                                                Beneficiaries may have the possibility to
                                                subcontract with third parties outside the
                                                project for specific work excluding
                                                fundamental research, industrial research,
                                                experimental development and technical
                                                feasibility study prior to industrial research
                                                and experimental development. The cost of
                                                these benefits must be less than or equal to
                                                50% of total costs.
                                                Please carefully read paragraph 3.1.1.d) of
                                                the conditions of allocation of ANR funding
                                                which can be consulted on the ANR website
                                                (http://www.agence-nationale-
                                                recherche.fr/RF)
 Should VAT be included in the budget           No, unless there is a residual VAT that may
 figures provided for ANR?                      be included (part 3.1, http://www.agence-
                                                nationale-recherche.fr/RF)

Minimum and/or maximum project duration:

The project duration is 3 years

National Official paperwork to complete and sign (including addresses where to send them):

No official paperwork and/or supporting information are requested by ANR before the
submission deadline.

Further comments

n/a

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Country: Guadeloupe
Funding Organisation: conseil régional
de Guadeloupe

CONCERNED ACTIONS: Action A & Action B

Who is addressed by this information?

This document contains information on specific requirements for Partners applying for Conseil
régional de Guadeloupe (REG GUA) funding.

!! Please note that it is mandatory to follow the requirements described below. To make sure
that all requirements are met and to receive latest information, please contact your
respective funding organisation contact point !!

CONTACT

 Funding Organisation                     Conseil régional de Guadeloupe (REG GUA)
                                          www.regionguadeloupe.fr
 Contribution to the Call                 300,000€
 Link to the page of the call             http://www.regionguadeloupe.fr (goto calls for
                                          proposals section, at the bottom of the front
                                          page)
 Funding Organisation Contact             Vanesa WECK
 Point(s)                                 Research and Innovation head of department
                                          +590604667
                                          Vanessa.weck@cr-guadeloupe.fr

RULES FOR APPLICATION IN BOTH ACTIONS (Action A and B)

 Are the applicants allowed to submit     Yes
 proposals under both actions?
 Comments / additional information        n/a

ELIGIBILITY

 Eligible Institutions/Persons                    All institutions (private or public, research
                                                  center, NGO, SME, other public body)

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(incl. industry and funding rates)              located in Guadeloupe and involved in the
                                                implementation of the project. The funding
                                                rate regarding SME and other private
                                                institutions will follow the General Block
                                                Exemption Regulations (EU N°2017/1084 of
                                                14 June 2017), or the Minimis aids
                                                Regulation (EU N°1407/2013 of 18
                                                December 2013) regarding subsidies to
                                                research, development, and innovation
                                                (RDI)
Eligible themes environment                     No restrictions
Additional specific rules                       Same than those applied by ANR regarding
                                                research centers and public bodies

BUDGET

Minimum and/or maximum requested                No specification
budget per Partner and/or per Project
Eligible Personnel costs                        For public bodies, Permanent workers can
(permanent/temporary)                           be considered as in-kind contribution
                                                For private bodies, yes
Should VAT be included in budget figures        depending on the applicant
for your country?                               ‐ Non‐refundable VAT is eligible and should
                                                be included in the budget. In this case, the
                                                applicant has to provide a letter stating the
                                                VAT is not reimbursed.
                                                ‐ Refundable VAT is not eligible
Should any other costs/expenses be              See ANR rules
excluded?
Subcontracting rules                            To EU countries: Yes, only in case of special
                                                task

                                                To Non-EU countries: Yes, on a case by case
                                                basis, mainly in the Caribbean if not possible
                                                to mobilise Interreg Caribbean program

                                                Subcontracting special tasks (i.e. IT services,
                                                etc): Yes, anyway, subcontracting should be
                                                justified, demonstrated than none partners
                                                could assume the job and what is the added
                                                value
Should VAT be included in the budget            depending on the applicant
figures provided for Conseil regional de        ‐ Non‐refundable VAT is eligible and should
Guadeloupe?                                     be included in the budget. In this case, the
                                                applicant has to provide a letter stating the
                                                VAT is not reimbursed.

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‐ Refundable VAT is not eligible

OTHER

Minimum and/or maximum project duration:

3 years project

National Official paperwork to complete and sign (including addresses where to send
them)

Whenever a consortium implied a private partner from Guadeloupe (NGO, SME...),a letter of
intent, from this private partner, which include the title of the project, the consortium, the
summary of the project and the amount of public subsidies requested by this private partner
has to be sent to the regional council of Guadeloupe, prior the deadline of submission. The
letter of intent has to be signed by the Guadeloupe private partner.

For a model of letter of intent, please contact the Funding Organisation Contact Point
(Vanessa Weck).

Further comments

Project involving Caribbean partners should check as early as possible with Interreg
Caribbean technical secretariat the eligibility of the project and expenditures for non-EU
partners.

A consortium agreement (including data sharing issues, IP rules and Access and Share
benefits questions) will be requested priori to any funding.

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Country: Germany
Funding Organisations:
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
Bundesministerium für Bildung und
Forschung (BMBF)/Deutsches Zentrum
für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. –
Projektträger (DLR-PT)

CONCERNED ACTIONS: Action A & Action B

Who is addressed by this information?

This document contains information on specific requirements for Partners applying for DFG
or BMBF/DLR-PT funding.

!! Please note that it is mandatory to follow the requirements described below. To make sure
that all requirements are met and to receive latest information, please contact your
respective funding organisation contact point !!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

   1) Procedure

Pre-Proposals:

Pre-proposals submitted by applicants applying for funds from a German research
organisation (DFG or BMBF/DLR-PT) will be examined as to their eligibility. If eligibility is given
for one of these research funding organisations, the general eligibility is established.

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Full Proposals:

As a service for the German community, all submitted full proposals including funds applied
for at a German research funding organization will be processed according to a uniform
procedure. In addition to the mandatory submission of all proposals to the BiodivERsA Call
Secretariat, all proposals applying for DFG or BMBF/DLR-PT funds must be submitted to DFG
via the DFG elan portal. Please note that this also applies to applicants who only are eligible
pursuant to the BMBF/DLR-PT guidelines. The proposal documents must be submitted via the
DFG elan portal by the same deadline as the full proposals to the BiodivERsA Call Secretariat.
Subsequently, responsibilities for applications will be assigned among German funding
agencies.

   2) Technical advice

Submission of full proposals via DFG’s Electronic Proposal Processing System (elan)

For each member of the consortium applying for funding from a German research funding
organisation (DFG or BMBF/DLR-PT) the following process must be followed.

!! In the following text, the members of the consortium are referred to as “German applicants”,
which only means that they are applying for “German money”, but not that these applicants’
nationality must be German.!!

Please note that before submission of the full proposal, each German applicant must be
registered in the elan system. (Registration of all German applicants should be finished two
weeks in advance of the deadline for submitting full proposals at the latest.)

The proposal form (elektronisches Antragsformular) must be submitted via the DFG’s
Electronic Proposal Processing System (elan).

Please select as follows:

    • Proposal Submission / New Project (Antragstellung / Neues Projekt)
    • Individual Grants Programme (Einzelförderung)
    • Proposal for a Research Grant (Antrag auf eine Sachbeihilfe)
    • -> Start online form (-> Online-Formular starten)
For information on and access to elan go to
http://www.dfg.de/en/research_funding/principles_dfg_funding/elan/index.html

After submitting the proposal, you will automatically receive a compliance form by e-mail.
This form must be printed out and returned to DFG with the original signatures of all German
applicants.

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3) Important information on eligibility for researchers from non-university
      Institutions:

DFG

The duty to cooperate does not apply for this call. (“Es gilt keine Kooperationspflicht.”)

BMBF/DLR-PT

All applicants from non-university research organisations (Helmholtz, Max-Planck, Leibniz
Centres) must follow specific application rules (cf. section ELIGIBILITY). These applicants
should contact the Funding Organisation Contact Point (FCP) at DLR-PT.

CONTACT

 Funding      Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft               Bundesministerium für Bildung und
 Organisation (DFG)                                         Forschung (BMBF)/ Deutsches
              http://www.dfg.de/index.jsp                   Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V.
                                                            Projektträger (DLR-PT)
                                                            www.bmbf.de
                                                            www.dlr.de/pt
 Contribution € 1,500,000 – € 2,500,000                     € 1,000,000 – € 1,500,000
 to the Call
 Link to the  BiodivERsA                                    BiodivERsA & BiodivERsA Landscape
 call         (http://www.dfg.de/foerderung/intern
              ationale_zusammenarbeit/foerderung_
              international/laender_regionen/netzw
              erke/biodiversa/)
 Funding      Gaby Rerig                                    Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und
 Organisation Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft               Raumfahrt e.V.
 Contact      (DFG)                                         DLR Projektträger, Bereich Umwelt und
 Point(s)     +49 228 885-2406                              Nachhaltigkeit
              gaby.rerig@dfg.de                             Dr. Oliver Dilly
                                                            +49 228 3821-1470
                                                            Oliver.Dilly@dlr.de
                                                            Dr. Rainer Sodtke
                                                            +49 228 3821-1561
                                                            Rainer.Sodtke@dlr.de

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RULES FOR APPLICATION IN BOTH ACTIONS (Action A and B)

                                     Deutsche               Bundesministerium für Bildung
                                     Forschungsgemeinschaft und Forschung (BMBF) /
                                     (DFG)                  Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und
                                                            Raumfahrt e.V. Projektträger
                                                            (DLR-PT)
 Are the applicants allowed to       Yes                    Yes
 submit proposals under both
 actions:
 Comments/additional                 n/a                        n/A
 information

ELIGIBILITY

                 Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft         Bundesministerium für Bildung
                 (DFG)                                   und Forschung (BMBF) / Deutsches
                                                         Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V.
                                                         Projektträger (DLR-PT)
 Eligible        Applicants should read and follow DFG   Participants must be research
 Institutions/   forms and guidelines for Research       organisations and/or enterprises.
 Persons         Grants (DFG form 50.01).                Individual persons are not eligible for
 (incl.                                                  funding.
 industry and                                            Applicants should read and follow the
 funding                                                 instructions of the «Richtlinien für
 rates)                                                  Zuwendungsanträge auf
                                                         Ausgabenbasis» or «Richtlinien für
                                                         Zuwendungsanträge auf Kostenbasis»,
                                                         depending on the legal status of the
                                                         applicant’s institution. All forms and
                                                         guidelines are available at:
                                                         https://foerderportal.bund.de/easy/ea
                                                         sy_index.php?auswahl=easy_formulare
                                                         &formularschrank=bmbf
 Eligible       No restrictions                          No restrictions
 themes/envi
 ronment
 Additional     In addition to submitting the full       All applicants from non-university
 specific rules proposal to the BiodivERsA Call          research organizations (Helmholtz,
                Secretariat, uploading the proposal      Max-Planck, Leibniz Centres) have to
                documents via the DFG elan portal by     follow specific application rules (only in
                the same deadline is mandatory. For      German). For these it is strongly
                more information: see IMPORTANT          recommended to contact the FCP at
                INFORMATION above.                       DLR-PT:
                                                         Antragsberechtigt sind Hochschulen,
                                                         Forschungseinrichtungen und
                                                         vergleichbare Institutionen.

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Forschungseinrichtungen, die
                                                      gemeinsam von Bund und Ländern
                                                      grundfinanziert werden, kann nur
                                                      unter bestimmten Voraussetzungen
                                                      ergänzend zu ihrer Grundfinanzierung
                                                      eine Projektförderung für ihren
                                                      zusätzlichen Aufwand bewilligt werden.
                                                      Insbesondere wird von diesen
                                                      grundfinanzierten außeruniversitären
                                                      Forschungseinrichtungen erwartet,
                                                      dass sie die inhaltliche Verknüpfung
                                                      der Projektförderthemen mit den
                                                      institutionell geförderten
                                                      Forschungsaktivitäten darstellen und
                                                      beide miteinander verzahnen.

BUDGET Action A

               Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft         Bundesministerium für Bildung und
               (DFG)                                   Forschung (BMBF)/ Deutsches
                                                       Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V.
                                                       Projektträger (DLR-PT)
Minimum        Maximum: no restrictions, however the applied grant should be fair and
and/or         comparable to that requested by consortium partners.
maximum
requested
budget per
Partner
and/or per
Project
Eligible       Details are provided in the DFG        Only temporary positions, cf.
Personnel      guidelines for Research Grants DFG     https://foerderportal.bund.de/easy/eas
costs          form 50.01.                            y_index.php?auswahl=easy_formulare
(permanent/    Personnel costs for permanent staff    &formularschrank=bmbf
temporary)     are not eligible.
Should VAT     Yes                                    VAT for deliveries and other services of
be included                                           third parties may be refunded only if
in budget                                             the applicant is not entitled to deduct
figures for                                           pre-tax (nicht zum Vorsteuerabzug
your                                                  nach § 15 UStG berechtigt), cf.
country?                                              https://foerderportal.bund.de/easy/eas
                                                      y_index.php?auswahl=easy_formulare
                                                      &formularschrank=bmbf
Should any     Please check the DFG guidelines for    Cf.
other          Research Grants for detailed           https://foerderportal.bund.de/easy/eas
costs/expens   information (DFG form 50.01).          y_index.php?auswahl=easy_formulare
                                                      &formularschrank=bmbf

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es be          Overheads will be calculated
 excluded?      automatically by DFG’s elan system.
                However, please fill-in 22% of direct
                costs as overheads in the BiodivERsA
                form.
 Subcontracti   Possible according to the general rules    To EU countries: Yes. In this case,
 ng rules       for research grants (for details see DFG   however, it is strongly recommended
                form 52.01)                                to contact the FCP at DLR-PT.

                                                           To Non-EU countries: Yes. Teams from
                                                           third countries or international
                                                           organisations may be funded for minor
                                                           tasks within the projects, when they
                                                           are subcontracted by a German team.
                                                           Cooperation with developing countries
                                                           is acceptable. BMBF will not fund
                                                           subcontracted teams from industrial
                                                           countries or emerging economies, like
                                                           China, Brazil etc.

                                                           Subcontracting special tasks (i.e. IT
                                                           services, etc): Yes. Please contact the
                                                           FCP at DLR-PT.
 Should VAT    Yes                                         See above, cf.
 be included                                               https://foerderportal.bund.de/easy/eas
 in the budget                                             y_index.php?auswahl=easy_formulare
 figures                                                   &formularschrank=bmbf
 provided for
 DFG and
 BMBF/DLR-
 PT?

BUDGET Action B

                        Deutsche                                Bundesministerium für Bildung
                        Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)            und Forschung (BMBF)/ Deutsches
                                                                Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt
                                                                e.V. Projektträger (DLR-PT)
 Salaries               Not applicable, except costs for        Applicable.
                        the postdoc (group member 2)
 Expenses for working   Please find details in the BiodivERsA application form
 group meetings and
 subcontract for
 synthesis services
 Other costs            Costs related to dissemination            On demand.
                        activities, access to data, data open

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access and knowledge transfer:
                         Max. 750 € per year
 Overheads               Overheads will be calculated           Fill-in 22% of direct costs as
                         automatically by DFG’s elan system.    overheads in the BiodivERsA
                         However, fill-in 22% of direct costs   form, but consider that BMBF
                         as overheads in the BiodivERsA         will grant only 20 %.
                         form.

OTHER

Minimum and/or maximum project duration:

Project duration up to 36 months.

National Official paperwork to complete and sign (including addresses where to send
them)

DFG:

For full proposals: Please find detailed information on the DFG online form and procedure
for full proposals on:
BiodivERsA

BMBF/DLR-PT:

Until the funding decision, no additional forms have to be filled. Application forms (e.g.
Easy-AZA/AZAP or Easy-AZK) have to be filled and signed only for projects designated for
funding and only on request by DLR-PT. Applicants should read and follow the instructions
of the «Richtlinien für Zuwendungsanträge auf Ausgabenbasis» or «Richtlinien für
Zuwendungsanträge auf Kostenbasis», depending on the legal status of the applicant’s
institution. All forms to be filled are available at:
https://foerderportal.bund.de/easy/easy_index.php?auswahl=easy_formulare&formularsch
rank=bmbf
Forms should be send both on paper and electronically, but only on request by DLR-PT to:
Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e. V., DLR Projektträger | Umwelt und
Nachhaltigkeit, z. Hd. Herrn Dr. Oliver Dilly
Heinrich-Konen-Str. 1, 53227 Bonn

Further comments

n/a

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Country: Ireland
Funding Organisation:
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

CONCERNED ACTIONS: Action A & Action B

Who is addressed by this information?

This document contains information on specific requirements for Partners applying for EPA
funding.

!! Please note that it is mandatory to follow the requirements described below. To make sure
that all requirements are met and to receive latest information, please contact your
respective funding organisation contact point !!

CONTACT

 Funding         Environmental Protection Agency (EPA, www.epa.ie)
 Organisation
 Contribution    Min. contribution: € 450k
 to the Call
 Link to the     http://www.epa.ie/researchandeducation/research/epafunding/2018%20
 page of the     biodiversa%20joint%20call/
 call
 Funding         Dr. Alice Wemaere
 Organisation    EPA Research Programme Manager
 Contact         Phone: +353 1 268 0146
 Point(s)        Email: a.wemaere@epa.ie

RULES FOR APPLICATION IN BOTH ACTIONS (Action A and B)

 Are the applicants allowed to submit Yes
 proposals under both actions?
 Comments / additional information    n/a

ELIGIBILITY

 Eligible Institutions/Persons                    ALL - As per EPA’s Funding Rules

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(incl. industry and funding rates)

Eligible themes environment                    No restriction
Additional specific rules                      n/a

BUDGET

Minimum and/or maximum requested Max. one Irish Participant allowed per
budget per Partner and/or per Project proposal

                                               Max. budget requested per proposal: € 300k
                                               for Coordinator

                                           Max. budget requested per proposal: € 150k
                                           for Partner
Eligible          Personnel          costs Please refer to the EPA’s Funding Rules
(permanent/temporary)
Should VAT be included in budget figures Yes
for your country?
Should any other costs/expenses be Please refer to the EPA’s Funding Rules
included / excluded?
Subcontracting rules                     To EU countries: See below
                                               To Non-EU countries: See below

                                               Subcontracting special tasks (i.e. IT services,
                                               etc.): None

                                     Where the services of a sub-contractor or
                                     consultant are required, as part of an application
                                     for funding, these should not constitute more
                                     than 20% of the total budgeted expenditure of
                                     each individual participant and the project
                                     overall.     Subcontract      and     consultancy
                                     arrangements are also subject to a maximum
                                     daily rate for external assistance of €600 + VAT.
                                     Subcontract         arrangements         between
                                     participants are not permitted.
                                     There is no restriction on where subcontractor is
                                     based so long as Public Procurement rules have
                                     been followed i.e. Any sub-contract or
                                     consultancy arrangement must be offered to the
                                     most economically advantageous tender in
                                     compliance with applicable National and
                                     European Public Procurement Guidelines
Should VAT be included in the budget All funding provided is inclusive of VAT, if it is
figures provided for the EPA?        applicable. Where a participant organisation is
                                     registered for Value Added Tax (VAT) and able to
                                     reclaim any VAT they incur on their costs then all
                                     expenditure items included in their application
                                     for funding and subsequent claims for

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reimbursement should be shown at the VAT
                                                       exclusive amount. Where an organisation in not
                                                       entitled to reclaim the VAT that they incur in
                                                       relation to their costs then the amounts
                                                       included in their application for funding and
                                                       subsequent claims for reimbursement should be
                                                       the VAT inclusive amount. Applicants will be
                                                       required to specify their VAT status in their
                                                       Application Form for funding

OTHER

Minimum and/or maximum project duration:

The project duration is 3 years

National Official paperwork to complete and sign (including addresses where to send them):

There is no requirement for Irish applicants to send the EPA any paperwork related to their submission.
Applicants are advised to carefully read the National Regulations.

Further comments

n/a

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Country: Lithuania
Funding Organisation: Research Council
of Lithuania (RCL)

CONCERNED ACTIONS: Action A
RCL only funds projects submitted under action ‘A’, to support classic (collaborative)
transnational research projects.

Who is addressed by this information?

This document contains information on specific requirements for Partners applying for RCL
funding.

!! Please note that it is mandatory to follow the requirements described below. To make sure
that all requirements are met and to receive latest information, please contact your
respective funding organisation contact point !!

CONTACT

 Funding Organisation                      Research Council of Lithuania
 Contribution to the Call                  100,000.00 €

 Link to the page of the call              https://www.lmt.lt/lt/mokslo-
                                           finansavimas/kalendorinis-kvietimu-planas/2287
 Funding Organisation Contact Point(s)     Viktoras Mongirdas
                                           Chief Officer of International Programmes Unit of
                                           Research Council of Lithuania
                                           Phone +370 676 19613
                                           E-mail : viktoras.mongirdas@lmt.lt

ELIGIBILITY

 Eligible Institutions/Persons                     Eligible implementing institution –
 (incl. industry and funding rates)                Lithuanian research and higher education
                                                   institution which is included in the Register
                                                   of Education and Research institutions and
                                                   creates conditions for the project

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